More on summer

Since we live in Colorado, it is more or less mandatory that we go camping and/or backpacking each summer.

Hardship, you mutter.

Well, yes, it’s true that I relish leaving our neck of suburbia to head for the hills. But I also appreciate sleeping in a normal bed.

Anyhow, my sons and I went for an overnight near Silver Plume. I tried to find a good backpacking book for Colorado, which you might think would be easy to find. No. So I punted. We went to the Georgetown tourist info booth and got some simple maps for the nearby mountains. We headed left — and up — from Silver Plume. Ben and I camped at the nearest flat spot (an old trail).

Jay and his buddy Nathan did a survival night — no tent, no sleeping bag. Thankfully, no rain either. I was proud of them — but I’ll leave it at the fact that they melted their two ponchos and ate a very large breakfast with Ben and I late the next morning.

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3 Replies to “More on summer”

  1. Camping and picnics are overrated, but there is something about being out in the woods for an extended period of time. I need to get over to CO to visit sometime.

  2. Ohhhh! I can’t wait to get out in the tent! We’ve usually gone by now. So Jay’n friend slept on the bare ground?? Eeeeww…that’s too roughin’.

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